Image File
Record Format
Snapshots: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG)
  EX-Z4U marketed in North America does not include the Movie Mode.
Audio: WAV
Image sizes
Snapshots: 2,304 x 1,728 / 2,304 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 /
1,280 x 960 / 640 x 480
Movies: 320 x 240
• Snapshots
Image Size
Resolution Approximate
File Size
SD Memory
2,304 x 1,728 Fine 1.9 MB 4 shots 30 shots
Normal 1.5 MB 6 shots 37 shots
Economy 1.1 MB 8 shots 50 shots
2,304 x 1,536 Fine 1.8 MB 5 shots 32 shots
Normal 1.4 MB 6 shots 40 shots
Economy 1.0 MB 8 shots 54 shots
1,600 x 1,200 Fine 1050 KB 8 shots 53 shots
Normal 710 KB 12 shots 79 shots
Economy 370 KB 24 shots 154 shots
1,280 x 960 Fine 680 KB 13 shots 82 shots
Normal 460 KB 20 shots 126 shots
Economy 250 KB 35 shots 221 shots
640 x 480 Fine 190 KB 46 shots 294 shots
Normal 140 KB 61 shots 386 shots
Economy 90 KB 98 shots 618 shots

• Movie With Audio(320 x 240pixels)
Recording Capacity 160KB per second
Maximum Recording Time 60 seconds per movie
All of the above values are approximate and are presented for reference only.
SD Memory Card values are based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. products. Actual capacity depends on card manufacturer.
When using a memory card with a different capacity than that noted above, calculate approximate capacity by multiplying the values here by the appropriate percentage.
Recording Time
Audio snapshot / After Recording: Approximately 30 seconds maximum per image
Voice Recording: Approximately 40 minutes with built in memory
Effective Pixels 4.0 million
Imaging Element 1/2.5-inch square pixel primary color CCD
(Total Pixels: 4.23 million)
Lens smc PENTAX lens (6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens),
F2.6 to 4.8, f = 5.8 to 17.4mm
(equivalent to 35 to 105mm on a 35mm film camera)
Focusing / Approximate
Focus Range
Contrast type auto focus (AF aria: Spot / Multi), Macro mode,
Pan focus, Infinity mode, Focus lock, Manual focus
Normal: 40cm to ° , Macro: 6 to 50cm (Zoom: 1 to 1.8X)
Aperture /
Auto (F2.6, F4.3), 3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
(12X total when optical and digital zoom are used in combination)
Metering: Multi-pattern by imaging element
Control: Program AE Exposure
Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Snapshot, Movie (with audio), Audio snapshot, Macro,
Self-timer, Best Shot, Voice recording
Best Shot: 21 scenes
(Portrait, Scenery, Portrait With Scenery, Coupling Shot, Pre-Shot, Children, Candlelight Portrait, Party, Pet, Flower, Natural Green, Sundown, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Text, Collection, Monochrome, Retro, Twilight)
Shutter CCD shutter, mechanical shutter; 1/8 to 1/2000 second
Shutter speed is differemt for the following Best Shot scenes. Night Scene: 4 to 1/2000 second, Fireworks: 2 seconds (fixed)
White Balance Auto, Fixed (4 modes), Manual
Self-timer 10-second or 2-second countdown / Triple Self-timer
Sensitivity Auto, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range: Approximately 0.4 to 2.3 meters (W) ,
Approximately 0.4 to 1.7 meters (T)
Monitor Screen 2.0-inch TFT color LCD; 84,960 pixels (354 x 240)
Viewfinder Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Playback Functions Playback zoom (4X), 9-image Screen, Rotate, Flip, Calendar Screen, Slideshow (Photo Stand), Movie Playback, Start-up image,Image roulette
Timekeeping Functions Date and time (Current date and time is stored with image data),
Auto calendar up to 2049
World Time 162 cities (32 time zones),
City names, Date and time, Summer time
Other Histogram, Resize, Trimming, Alarm with image / audio,
Album feature, Favorites folder, Copy, Key customize
Input / Output
Cradle connector
Power Requirements
One special rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-20)
It takes about two hours to achieve a full charge.
Battery Life
Continuous Recording 90 minutes (540 shots)
Continuous Playback 150 minutes
Continuous Voice Recording 130 minutes
Values indicate approximate time until power failure under normal temperature (23°C).
Image recording times are for continuous recording when monitor is turned off and flash is turned off.
Power Consumption DC 3.7V 3.5W
(excluding projections)
87(W) x 57(H) x 23.1(D) mm
(excluding battery
and accessories)
Approximately 129g
Bundled Accessories Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-20), USB cradle, Special AC adaptor, Strap, Special USB cable, CD-ROM
Bundled Software(CD-ROM)
• Photo Loader 2.1 for Windows / Photo Loader 1.1 for Macintosh
• Photohands 1.0 for Windows • USB driver 1.0 for Windows
Minimum Computer System Requirements
• Windows
  Photo Loader 2.1 Photohands 1.0 USB driver 1.0 *1
2000 2000 2000
Me Me Me
98 98 98
CPU 486 or higher
(Pentium recommended)
Pentium or higher 486 or higher
(Pentium recommended)
Memory 16MB minimum 64MB minimum -
HD At least 7MB available At least 10MB available -
*1 On a system using Windows 2000, data files are provided to allow use of the Windows 2000 standard driver instead of the bundled driver.
Operation is not supported on a computer pre-installed with or a computer upgraded from Windows NT, 95, or 3.1.
Use the Windows XP standard driver.
*2 For Windows XP, use the OS standard driver.
• Macintosh
  Photo Loader 1.1
OS 9
CPU Power PC
Memory 32MB minimum
HD At least 3MB available
With OS 9/10.1/10.2, USB connection is possible with the standard OS USB driver.
Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. © 2003 Apple Computer Inc. All rights reserved.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation © 2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
PENTAX is a registered trademark of PENTAX Corporation © 2003 PENTAX Corporation. All rights reserved.
The USB driver uses software by Phoenix Technologies Ltd. Compatibility Software Copyright © 2003 Phoenix Technologies Ltd., All rights reserved.
PRINT Image Matching for print commands embedded in header files of images created by digital camera. Print commands include color settings and image parameter information.
MultiMediaCard™ is a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG and is licensed to the MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA).
Other company, product, and service names used herein may also be trademark or service makes of others.
The liquid crystal built into this camera is the product of precision engineering, with an pixel yield rate of 99.99%. This also means, however that 0.01% of the pixels can be expected to fail to light or to remain lit at all times.
All screens shown in this catalog are photographic images. Actual screens different from those show here.
PRINT Image Matching is a term for the print command that is embedded in header file of the image created by Digital Camera. It contains color setting and image parameter information.
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